we architecture: triangular house
we architecture: triangular house
jan 12, 2011

we architecture: triangular house

‘triangular house’ by we architecture in puerto cayo, equador all images courtesy we architecture

‘triangular house’ by copenhagen-based practice we architecture is a concept design for a two-storey dwelling that reinterprets the traditional colonial-style building. consisting of three pitched roof blocks connected end to end, the layout of the residence is made compact by triangulating the overall form. a single elevated wing facilitates natural ventilation for the interior and the covered terrace space.

designed to be located in puerto cayo, equador, the project is built around a patio with ample green space. by raising the western block off the ground level, the central exterior area is opened up to the surrounding landscape, establishing a visual and atmospheric relationship between the building and the site. the terrace space below accommodates a lap pool and an outdoor lounge area.

we architecture: triangular house elevated western wing

we architecture: triangular house

we architecture: triangular house

we architecture: triangular house rendered view of covered terrace space and pool

we architecture: triangular house

we architecture: triangular house

we architecture: triangular house

we architecture: triangular house triangular courtyard

we architecture: triangular house (top left) a traditional colonial-style house is built up around a patio (top right) the triangular shape makes a more compact house by minimizing the distances within the house (bottom left) one ‘wing’ of the house is lifted off the ground (bottom right) a constant airflow is encouraged through the patio and covered terrace

we architecture: triangular house floor plan / level 0

we architecture: triangular house floor plan / level +1

we architecture: triangular house section

  • that’s too much: “i want to be BIG….”
    no, thanks.

    wrumm! says:
  • plenty of parking for your three Porsches

    octo says:
  • Childish students’ work

    Katia says:
  • i like the concept really like it 🙂

    Kari says:
  • Vitra Haus a escala menor

    andrés says:
  • “i want to be BIG….”… because they are Danish??
    “Vitra Haus a escala menor”….for stacking??
    “Childish students work”…no comments.

    i would recommend to see things from a further distance, kids.
    It is a good concept.

    plop says:
  • Why so harsh, “plop”? Don’t tell me, you are the desperate architect of this “project”…

    Just self promotion….

    Parabol says:
  • they used to work at BIG.

    jaja says:
  • whats wrong with big?
    they’ve set a new standard for
    presenting and building good concepts
    so whats wrong with that ?

    interesting concept i would say

    ah says:
  • Simple, good planing, clear – what more – goog architecture !

    MM says:
  • from the images it seems there are no site restrictions. so why would you create something that complicated, unnecessary expensive and so unsuccessful in terms of living concept?

    mature says:
  • BIG has brought a clarity to diagramming intentions and I applaud we for readily adopting it. (and the architecture looks nothing like BIG’s work)

    moak says:
  • Hey, but come on! Even the window frame is copied from VITRA HAUS.


    Copying schows a lack of own ideas

    lack of ideas says:
  • Very nice concept. Unusual and well done.

    Cecília says:
  • “lack of ideas, copying”, ….hmmm ..I dont think the challenge for architects is to avoid to find inspiration from successful concepts. When its work we used it.
    everything has already been invented.
    The question is more: how to reinterpret it in new concept & new context.
    I think “We Architecture” had good teachers at archi school & understood many things.

    totoro says:
  • hey – we all now how to make things look contemporary and we are all influenced by people – big, H+dM, sejima, – you name them – but if you look at the floor plan its quite straight forward and well organized – so thumps up!! Its not pretentious and looks logical
    and there are many people that try harder to make things look interesting by copying all too many influences and then it still don’t make it happen…

    actually just reading that totoro just put it in other words – i agree with him – you don’t invent a new architecture every Tuesday

    michael says:
  • shame they didn’t push the concept a little further:
    a continuum of roofs (like Escher’s drawings) and then it would have been exceptional.

    archic says:
  • I saw this and immediately thought Saratoga School updated

    nicely done, liveable, and some genuine thought behind it

    dbkii says:
  • Kids and complicated. Not to be build for sure . the plants are too european, not even colonial. You have to go there first, better, to go there and look.

    Open a Siza or Barragan’s book and give up magazines.

    Tiago says:
  • but why is it triangular? only to be different?
    the diagrams don’t support the idea – and that’s the BIG difference to BIG: BIG first find a logical and simple concept, translate this into a design and finally explain it to the audience by diagrams, whereas this design tries to make up some “new” and also complicated gesture, and the diagrams are left without telling any story.
    I guess, there is a reason for BIG’s success, and that is genius and that is not so easy to copy…

    big says:
  • Not bad 🙂

    fanta says:
  • Es un bello proyecto. Felicitaciones!!

    Enmateria says:
  • very bad – the reason given, why Bjarke fired these guys…

    kluyven says:
  • i wonder why have to be a “great” reason/meaning at the base of an architecture project: come on, it works and is nice, what do you want more? take it easy

    ivan says:
  • conception is very funcional
    unfortunately interior have to correct with porshes:))

    mediator says:
  • hipsters love triangles

    trihipster says:
  • I would put timber cladding on the huge fragile glass facadw window however I never saw a triangular palmtree included mediterranean patio house.

    José Filipe Martins says:
  • nini kama ARCHITECTURE?

    NYAMONDE R says:

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